Good news for Disneyland lovers: You’ll be able to get into Disney’s California Adventure soon. While the theme parks remain closed — and per this week’s guidance from California Gov. Gavin Newsom, won’t be opening anytime soon — Disney has found a loophole to get people into one of them. In November, Disneyland will be opening Buena Vista Street, the California Adventure counterpart to Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A., for dining and shopping.
Disneyland posted a statement today saying that next month (the exact date is not yet known), they’ll be opening the front section of California Adventure, which will function like an expansion of the current offerings at Downtown Disney. Stores like Elias & Co. and Julius Katz & Sons will be open for shopping, and Trolley Treats — where the famous and highly coveted Disneyland Candy Canes are sold during the holidays — will be open for counter service.
One of California Adventure’s iconic dining destinations will be open, too: Carthay Circle Lounge, attached to the fine dining Carthay Circle restaurant, will be serving a new menu of cocktails and food with just-added outdoor dining. Smokejumpers Grill, next to the Soarin’ ride, will also be open.
I am not trying to make a political statement with this article.
I am simply pointing out that the number of Americans that have filed initial claims for unemployment benefits in 2020 is almost unimaginable.
In 2016, a total of 62,984,828 votes were cast for Donald Trump. Here in 2020, a total of 63,600,000 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since the middle of March.
So the number of Americans that have filed for unemployment during this pandemic is now greater than the number of Trump voters in the last election.
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The pace at which Americans are losing their jobs is absolutely breathtaking.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the largest number of new claims for unemployment benefits ever recorded in a single week prior to this year was 695,000 during the week that ended October 2nd, 1982.
So that means that what we are now witnessing is completely unprecedented.
About half the country is currently under some sort of a “shelter-in-place” order, and there has never been a nationwide shutdown of businesses anything like what we are currently experiencing.
Many are hoping that America will be able to “get back to normal” soon, but that all depends on the progression of this pandemic.
The middle class in America is being systematically eviscerated, and it is getting worse with each passing year. As you will see below, one new study has found that 10 percent of Americans now own 70 percent of all the wealth. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world, but pretty soon we are just going to have the ultra-wealthy and everyone else. Our system has been designed to funnel as much wealth as possible to the very top of the financial pyramid, and that means that most of the rest of us are deeply struggling. And when you are just barely getting by from month to month, all it takes is one bad break to knock you completely out of the middle class and into poverty.
I have been chronicling the demise of the middle class for many years, but I didn’t know that the numbers had gotten this bad. According to a study that was recently conducted by the Federal Reserve, the percentage of wealth controlled by the top 10 percent of U.S. households has shot up from 60 percent in 1989 to 70 percent today…
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Living on the edge, being dragged down by debt, and having little hope for the future is no way to live.
But that is precisely where most Americans find themselves in 2019. Despite a supposedly “booming economy”, the middle class continues to shrink and most of the country is barely scraping by from month to month. In fact, a brand new survey that was just released by Charles Schwab discovered that 59 percent of all Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck…
Overall, 59 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to the survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Charles Schwab.
However, the Millennial generation (people ages 23-38) was the most likely to struggle in between payday, at 62 percent, followed by Generation X (60 percent), Generation Z (55 percent) and Baby Boomers (53 percent).
End of the American Dream
Did you know that the percentage of new cars sales that are actually leases has risen from about 3-5 percent in the early-mid 2000s to more than 30 percent as of this year?
It appears about a third of the population – about five times as many as used to be able to – is no longer able to afford to buy new cars.
At least, not the cars they want – the $30,000 and up ones, laden with all the latest gadgets they want (plus the ones mandated by Uncle).
There are still new cars priced under $20,000 – and most people can still afford those. But they’re the slow-movers. And they’re disappearing – both because they are slow-movers and also because the government-corporate nexus is pushing electric and hybrid-electric cars, which are on track to become the only kinds of cars we’re allowed to buy.
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The middle class has been steadily shrinking, but most Americans still believe that they are a part of it.
Perhaps this is due at least in part to the egalitarian values which have been pounded into our heads for most of our lives. Very few Americans would have the gall to define themselves as “upper class”, and I have never met anyone that would describe themselves as “lower class”. In place of “lower class”, many politicians now like to use the much more politically correct term “working class”, but a more apt description might be “the working poor”. Today, half of all American workers make less than $30,533 a year, and you certainly cannot support a middle class lifestyle for a family with children on that kind of income.
Our incomes have stagnated as the cost of living has soared, and the middle class has experienced steady erosion as a result. But despite all that, 68 percent of all Americans still consider themselves to be “middle class”…
The government’s potential plans for the BBC have already caused Hollywood stars and TV presenters to come out in defence of the institution.
From 10 shillings in 1922, a colour TV licence now costs £145, while a black and white one costs £49. There is a maximum fine of £1,000 for not paying it.
In 2013/14, this gave the BBC £3.7bn to spend – on top of another £1.3bn of commercial and other income for the broadcaster. But just how is this spent?
Former President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare.
“The legislation that we passed was of things that still needed to be fixed,” Obama said at an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York City.